Myrtle’s front-porch culture and its characters. Chapter 3.

“Naturally, most of my childhood memories of a porch concern the one attached to my family’s house. It was a big porch, made of heart pine (so Daddy told me) that had been there a hundred years and would last forever. ” Page 38. This is the house in December 2012, beautifully restored by its new owners. The porch swing is exactly as it was during my Myrtle years. My bedroom is off the porch on the right; Jim’s at the left.

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Myrtle Basketball. Chapter 7.

“My earliest memories of Myrtle’s basketball team are from times when my parents took me as a babe in arms to games in the old, frame gymnasium.” Page 127.

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“The 1965 Mirror has a photograph of the recently built elementary building taken from the south, and the future gym, still under construction, can be seen soaring above it in the background.” Page 132.

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Myrtle’s three coaches: Hoyt Wood, Lloyd White and Harvey Childers.

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